Strontium Laser Cooling and Trapping Apparatus
Killian, Tom C
Master of Science
This work describes the assembly and use of an apparatus for laser cooling and trapping of atomic strontium in a broad-transition magneto-optical trap and magnetic trap. An all-diode 461nm laser system is used to drive the main cooling transition, 1S0 → 1P1. The lifetimes, loading rates, and temperatures of the trapped atoms are characterized.
strontium; laser; cooling; trapping; MOT